Posted On: 3:20 p.m. | June 19, 2013
Paul Waters and Kevin Voecks were married June 17, 2008, among the first couples wed in California after the state Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
Their wedding, organized in just 12 days by Waters, was held on the lot of CBS Studio Center in Studio City and attended by 300 people. They were escorted down the aisle by Waters’ mother, Peggy.
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Posted On: 9:30 p.m. | June 18, 2013
In 1988, a freeway off-ramp sign on the Garden Grove (22) freeway marked the official birth of Little Saigon. Now, as Vietnamese Americans toast 25 years of an enclave once sprinkled with orange groves and strawberry fields – the immigrant community now spans beyond Westminster into Santa Ana, Fountain Valley and beyond. View Post»
Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | June 18, 2013
Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is a California icon, and there's more than one way to look at it -- from the non-rounded side, for example. View Post»
Posted On: 11:16 p.m. | June 12, 2013
Every June, college journalists gather in San Francisco to compete in the Hearst National Championship, a competition that tests photography, writing, radio, television and multimedia skills. Participants are given a short period of time, 48 hours, to produce a story on a topic that may or may not be of their choosing. There is pressure to find a decent story quickly and edit effectively. Two... View Post»
Posted On: 12:16 p.m. | June 11, 2013
Times photographer Wally Skalij photographed Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig against the Braves at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 2-1 after Puig tied the score with a home run in the sixth inning. The 22 year-old Cuban defector hit .464 with four home runs and 10 runs batted in during his first week with the team, earning him National League player of the week honors. View Post»
Posted On: 1:07 p.m. | June 5, 2013
The Actors’ Gang’s Prison Project allows inmates not just to learn the craft of acting, but to take part in what its organizers believed was a rehabilitation that would encourage the inmates to express themselves and explore their emotions through acting exercises. View Post»
Posted On: 6:10 p.m. | June 3, 2013
The blaze, which has burned more than 32,000 acres and destroyed seven structures, has been pushed in several directions by hot winds through dense chaparal and flammable grasses. View Post»
Posted On: 4:50 p.m. | May 30, 2013
The first thing I did after being assigned to photograph Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright for the Times Envelope section was to binge watch all 13 episodes of their Netflix show "House of Cards." I decided the use the name of the show as my overall theme and so purchased 4 decks of cards, two red decks for Republicans and 2 blue for Democrats. Because I had only 30 minutes for the shoot the house... View Post»
Posted On: 11:04 a.m. | May 29, 2013
News photographers meet the most amazing people. On any given day it can be celebrities, felons, politicians or athletes, each with a story, each with a personality. On this day, I was fortunate to meet an icon in the photography world with amazing family history. View Post»
Posted On: 7:11 a.m. | May 28, 2013
A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment, which are usually edited down to just a few images for use in the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don't make the cut. "Outtakes" presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion. View Post»
Posted On: 7:41 p.m. | May 23, 2013
The assignment seemed routine — a portrait of couple for a story about personal finance. But as I was soon reminded, sometimes an interesting, if not extraordinary, story lurks just beneath the surface. Such are the regular discoveries of a newspaper photographer. View Post»
Posted On: 10:45 a.m. | May 23, 2013
A photographer's assignment gets edited down for use in the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don't make the cut. "Outtakes" presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion. View Post»
Posted On: 10:25 a.m. | May 17, 2013
Kings go for broke and beat Blackhawks, 3-1
Slava Voynov's goal makes the difference in victory that cuts Chicago's series lead to 2-1. Home winning streak reaches nine in playoffs. View Post»
Posted On: 3:58 p.m. | May 16, 2013
It was 1981 when I photographed my first Rolling Stones concert. It was the “Tattoo You” tour at the Oakland Coliseum with the J. Geils Band and George Thorogood opening the show. I was 21-years-old and taking pictures for the joy of it.
I camped out for hours waiting for the gates to open. When the doors finally opened, I made the hundred-yard dash along with hundreds of others... View Post»
Posted On: 10:45 a.m. | May 14, 2013
Not many people who aren't musicians can say they’ve been within a few feet of Los Angeles Philharmonic’s music director Gustavo Dudamel while he’s conducting a symphony.
Over the last four years, Los Angeles Times staff photographer Lawrence K. Ho has captured Dudamel at about 45 concerts in Los Angeles, close enough that the young Venezuelan conductor could hear Ho’s camera’s... View Post»
Posted On: 10:10 a.m. | May 13, 2013
Stalin vs. Rasputin? Adam vs. Eve? Justin Bieber vs. Beethoven? Meet the guys behind "Epic Rap Battles of History," whose YouTube channel has exposed millions of fans – three-quarters of them males ages 13 to 34 -- to freestyle rhetorical battles in a format born among rappers on the streets of New York City in the 1970s.
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